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Thailand’s North, Northeast warned of heavy rains during 30 July-3 August

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BANGKOK, 28 July 2011 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has cautioned residents of the North and the Northeast of heavy rains from 30 July to 3 August while coordinating closely with its officials in the concerned areas.

Based on a forecast of the Meteorological Department, DDPM Director-General Viboon Sanguanpong reported that a powerful monsoon trough would be sweeping through the northern and northeastern regions of Thailand during 30 July-3 August. As a consequence, heavy rainfalls are expected with high chances of flashfloods and mudslides across the affected areas.

Therefore, the DDPM is coordinating with its local offices in Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakhon, Kamphaeng Phet, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and Chiang Rai on the prevention of possible dangers.

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